Grammy Winners: Two 'Ladies' And An Arcade Surprise
Clive Davis Party Saturday Night Was A Big Event
February 14, 2011 at 4:00 AM (PT)
The "Ladies" celebrated VALENTINES DAY last night at THE 53rd ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS, with LADY ANTEBELLUM and LADY GAGA coming away with multiple awards -- but it was a surprise win by ARCADE FIRE that has most people still talking this morning.
The "Record Of The Year" and "Song Of The Year" awards went home with LADY ANTEBELLUM, who won five GRAMMY awards in total.
LADY GAGA entered her performance out of a giant egg to sing her new song, "Born This Way," a song with a message about gay and lesbian rights. GAGA won "Best Pop Vocal Album" during the show for "The Fame Monster", and "Bad Romance" won two during the pre-telecast show.
"Album Of The Year" was a shocker -- with ARCADE FIRE grabbing the award for their acclaimed "The Suburbs." CNN reports, " The band seemed surprised when it won the award -- one member's first words on stage were "What the hell?"
The Grammys Show Some R-E-S-P-E-C-T
The show's opening was a celebration of "THE QUEEN OF SOUL," ARETHA FRANKLIN, who is recovering from an undisclosed illness. YOLANDA ADAMS, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, JENNIFER HUDSON, MARTINA MCBRIDE and FLORENCE WELCH combined on a tribute that which included "A Natural Woman," "Ain't No Way," "Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)," "Think," "Baby I Love You" and "Respect."
FRANKLIN made an appearance via video, saying "I especially want to thank all of you who took the time to send me get well cards and flowers, beautiful flowers, and most importantly your prayers during my time of hospitalization. I wish I could have been with you tonight, but next year, okay?"
MUSE won the "Best Rock Album" Grammy for "The Resistance."
MIRANDA LAMBERT took home the "Best Female Country Vocal" award for "The House That Built Me," which she performed early in the broadcast. "Thank you, and I love Country music," LAMBERT said.
ESPERANZA SPALDING beat out DRAKE and JUSTIN BIEBER to win the best new artist award.
EMINEM,nominated for 10 awards, took home two rap awards for "Best Album" and "Solo Performance."
TRAIN won for "Best Pop Duo Or Group Performance With Vocals." Lead singer PATRICK MONAHAN quipped, "Thanks, JUSTIN BIEBER, for not being in a duo or a group."
JUSTIN BIEBER was highlighted with a video of him auditioning for his eventual mentor, USHER. BIEBER sang three songs with USHER and actor JADEN SMITH, the 12-year-old son of actors WILL SMITH and JADA PINKETT SMITH. "I'm really happy for her," said BIEBER -- referring to ESPERANZA SPALDING, "and I had a great night. We performed, I got to perform with my mentor, which is amazing. I'm really happy for her and hopefully she has a good year."
CEE LO GREEN performed the clean version of his hit "F*%k You," performing "Forget You" with the MUPPETS and GWYNETH PALTROW, with a nod to ELTON JOHN's 1977 performance with the MUPPETS.
Stars From The Past Are Front And Center
BARBARA STREISAND sang "Evergreen," the theme from the film "A Star Is Born," which won a GRAMMY and OSCAR in 1976.
MICK JAGGER made his first appearance on the awards show, paying tribute to songwriter SOLOMON BURKE, who died last OCTOBER, by singing BURKE's "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love."
BOB DYLAN sang with Best New Artist nominee MUMFORD AND SONS and THE AVETT BROTHERS.
NORAH JONES, KEITH URBAN and JOHN MAYER combined to honor DOLLY PARTON, by singing her song "Jolene."
The full list of winners can be found here.
An A-List At The Clive Davis Party
As in years past, one of the hottest spots on GRAMMY night in LOS ANGELES was the CLIVE DAVIS party.
ROLLING STONE writes, "'How incredible is it that this man throws a party that is more anticipated than THE GRAMMYS themselves?' DAVID FOSTER asked the crowd early on during the 2011 edition of legendary music executive and multiple GRAMMY winner CLIVE DAVIS' pre-GRAMMY party SATURDAY night at THE BEVERLY HILTON in BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA. 'CLIVE throws it down with the best of them,' said AMERICAN IDOL judge mainstay RANDY JACKSON. 'A lot of stars turn out to pay tribute."